Paul Fitzgerald Benn, 38, was shot and killed May 4 on Cather Crescent in Lawrence Heights. Police recently released a suspect description, a vehicle of interest, and an explanation of events during the murder. PHOTO COURTESY TORONTO POLICE

Police have recently updated a murder investigation from May that took place in Lawrence Heights.

The new information includes description of a suspect, a suspect vehicle, and a brief explanation of how the murder of Paul Fitzgerald Benn, 38, played out.

According to Homicide Squad, Benn was with a group of men near his home on Cather Crescent on May 4.

There were several groups of men in the area at the time.

Just before 7 p.m., residents and pedestrians reported hearing gunshots, and saw Benn being chased by a man through a grassy field behind some homes on Cather Crescent.

After several shots were fired, Benn fell to the ground, and the gunman fled the scene.

One stray bullet struck a nearby home.

Benn was taken hospital, where he later died.

Several vehicles left the area after the shooting, including a vehicle of interest, which is described as a newer model silver Honda Pilot.

The suspect is described as a black male, late 20s to late 30s, about 5’9″ to 6′ tall, with a muscular build. He has short dark hair and may have been wearing a baseball hat. He was wearing a light blue shirt and darker coloured pants or possibly shorts.

Cather Crescent was also the scene of an unsolved homicide from 2010.

Randy Anthony Malcolm, 24, was shot in front of a home and died the next day.

Any information you have on the Benn murder can be directed to Detective Sergeant Frank Skubic at 416-808-7399, or email frank.skubic@torontopolice.on.ca. You can also phone anonymously at 416−222−TIPS (8477), via the Internet at www.222tips.com, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637).

Any information in the Malcolm murder, contact Detective Chris Neal 416 808-7414 or Detective Doug Dunstan 416 808-7406, or take the anonymous route with Crime Stoppers.

This grassy field behind some homes on Cather Crescent is where Benn was gunned down on May 4. PHOTO COURTESY TORONTO POLICE

This was caused by a stray bullet fired during Benn’s murder. PHOTO COURTESY TORONTO POLICE

This is a silver Honda Pilot, believed to be similar to the vehicle of interest. PHOTO COURTESY TORONTO POLICE

 

 

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